health

Is this the single greatest promotional video for a prosthetic ever?

March 26, 2015

Thanks to SALSA’s John Miller for spotting this from handiii. 

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If you ignore your feet, they’ll go away. @apmatweets @UofA #DFCon

March 24, 2015

Here’s a wonderful poster from our SALSAmigo, Penn State’s Prof.

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Patients’ goals key to effective care

March 24, 2015

There are critical questions missing when many physicians interview patients, according to an article in the Washington Post by family physician Mitch Kaminski, M.D. They are: “What are your goals for your care?” and “How can I help you?” he wrote.

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New procedure corrects painful hammertoes

March 24, 2015

Many women love sexy shoes, but an embarrassing foot condition can keep them off their feet. One Houston doctor said a new procedure can correct the painful problem that is more than just aesthetic

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Material need insecurities, control of diabetes mellitus, and use of healthcare resources: Results of the measuring economic insecurity in diabetes…

March 24, 2015

Increasing access to care may be insufficient to improve the health of patients with diabetes mellitus and unmet basic needs (hereinafter referred to as material need insecurities). How specific material need insecurities relate to clinical outcomes and the use of healthcare resources in a setting of near-universal access to healthcare is unclear.

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First in human results of point of care bacterial testing in wounds

March 23, 2015

PLOS ONE: Point-of-Care Autofluorescence Imaging for Real-Time Sampling and Treatment Guidance of Bioburden in Chronic Wounds: First-in-Human Results :

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Medical tattoo spots pressure sores before they occur

March 23, 2015

More: Medical tattoo spots pressure sores before they occur

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Chronic care management: 4 steps to implementation

March 17, 2015

Medicare’s new chronic care management (CCM) program offers practices of all specialties a major opportunity to reap revenue from services they’ve thus far provided for free. With 1,000 qualified patients, a practice could earn an additional $511,200 per year, noted an article from Medscape.

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The Global Economic Burden of #Diabetes

March 17, 2015

This synopsis of the manuscript (link below) from medicalnewstoday.com Around 382 people worldwide have diabetes. By 2035, this figure is estimated to rise to 592 million, with type 2 diabetes accounting for around 90% of all cases. It goes without saying that diabetes prevalence is putting a huge strain on health care.

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Young vascular and podiatric surgeons bring the "Toe and Flow" together in collaborative white paper. @APMAtweets #DFCon15

March 17, 2015

From APMA News: The APMA Young Physicians’ Program and the Young Surgeons Committee of SVS collaborated on a practice memo, “Building Effective Partnerships between Vascular Surgeons and Podiatrists in the Effective Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.” Read the memo in the March issue of APMA News.  It includes everything from exploration of development of inpatient “Diabetic Rapid Response Foot Teams (DRRAFT)”  to joint guideline and referral practices. We at SALSA are so very proud of these men and women. Particular congratulations go to Nichol Salvo, Timothy Wu and Rabih Chaer from APMA and SVS Young Physicians and Surgeons

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